New Grad Systems/Infrastructure Engineer (PhD)

San Francisco

We’re looking for talented backend software engineers to help us build and deliver Pinterest to over 250 million people all over the world. You should be a generalist who's passionate about building large-scale distributed systems that are fast and scalable. We are building the world's first discovery engine, serving up millions of recommendations to an incredibly loyal user base. The team is also building one of the fastest growing online ad platforms, and our success depends on mining rich user interest data that helps us connect users with relevant advertisers. As you kickstart your career at Pinterest, you’ll help us maneuver through crazy growth and insane scale while pinpointing tomorrow’s engineering challenges.

#LI-DS2

What you’ll do :
  • Work on small teams to build infrastructure in areas like storage, caching, spam detection, analytics and engineering efficiency, large scale distributed systems, and machine learning platform
  • Build scalable and reliable systems that efficiently process data for a quickly growing product
  • Explore new technologies and cutting edge infrastructure designs to optimize, build and serve one of the world’s largest interests graphs (recent example found here and here)
What we’re looking for :
  • PhD in Computer Science or closely related field
  • Knowledge of Python, C/C++ and/or Java
  • Experience with databases, distributed systems, machine learning platforms, operating system internals, networking and file systems also a plus 

Apply for this job

Only the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptx
Only the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptxOnly the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptx
Only the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptx
Only the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptxOnly the following file extensions allowed: png gif jpg jpeg doc docx pdf pages pptx

Other information

If you haven't already, try it out! Understanding the product will help you work through some of our interview questions.

We’re looking for all kinds of people



To build an app that’s used and loved by people all around the world, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.



To put it legally: Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. Pinterest policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. Pinterest is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Pinterest and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Pinterest.